Emissions of three important air pollutants increased in 2016 – Ireland’s emissions going in the wrong direction for people to benefit from cleaner air

EPA reports 2016 emission levels for the five main air pollutants. The figures show that emissions of three of the five air pollutants increased – ammonia, nitrogen oxides and non-methane volatile organic compounds. Emissions of ammonia have been increasing since 2011 and were above the specified EU emission limit in 2016 for the first time. […]

People of Ireland called to Join the Fight Against Litter for Future Generations #SpringClean18

Today the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, accompanied by the Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring TD launched the 2018 National Spring Clean at a clean-up event at Merrion Square, Dublin. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the campaign runs throughout the month of April, and calls on communities to register […]

Tipp households will benefit from €24 million for Warmer Homes Scheme – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment , Denis Naughten, that free energy efficiency upgrades are to be provided to all vulnerable households as part of a €24 million funding allocation under the Warmer Homes Scheme. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister Naughten confirmed […]

EPA Welcomes Increase in Composting and Anaerobic Digestion of Waste

The EPA welcomes the increase in composting and anaerobic digestion of biodegradable waste – the quantity recycled increased by 15 per cent between 2015 and 2016. Kitchen & canteen food waste and park & garden waste accounted for most of the waste accepted for treatment in 2016 (65 per cent). Composting rather than anaerobic digestion […]

St. Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh at the Green Schools Expo

  The Green Schools committee from St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh attended the green schools Expo in the RDS in Dublin on February 22nd hoping to get ideas on how to make the school more environmentally friendly. There were many informative stands on display as well as optional talks from various environmentalists . Plastic waste was […]

A greater focus on protecting our most pristine water environments is needed, says EPA

The EPA has today released its latest national assessment of water quality in Ireland .  The release coincides with World Water Week, which links scientific understanding with policy-making and positive action toward water-related challenges. The EPA assessment covers the six-year period between 2010 and 2015 and is the first full, six-year, assessment of the status of our […]

Rewilding: Exploring the opportunities for the Midlands at Cloughjordan event

Most of Ireland’s natural habitats — even our ‘wildest’ mountain ranges and boglands — are managed primarily for human use, either through grazing, turf-cutting, mowing or cutting. Recently there has been a lot of interest around the new idea of ‘rewilding’ our ecosystems. ‘Rewilding’ is a conservation philosophy that aims to end intensive human management of habitats and allow them to […]

Irish households throw away one third of food every week

– New campaign urges Irish people to reduce food waste and make use of brown bin –  . Irish households must become more active in preventing food waste and managing their food waste appropriately, according to a new campaign run by the three Regional Waste Management Offices. The campaign, which will run across radio, online […]

Cashel to become Ireland’s first Zero Waste Town #zerowastecashel

  The heritage town of Cashel in County Tipperary is moving towards a cleaner, greener future as it begins the process to become Ireland’s first Zero Waste town. “Towards Zero Waste Cashel” is an 18-month pilot initiative which promotes reducing waste and repairing and repurposing items, and was officially launched on Thursday 2nd March at […]

New campaign group aims to make illegal dumping a thing of the past

A new campaign group called “Rubbish-Free in 3” has spelt out it’s 3 step plan to rid Ireland of illegal dumping within 3 years. Press Relations Officer for the group, David Maher, explains “We created the website www.rubbishfreein3.ie to highlight both the issue of illegal dumping and steps necessary to tackle it. Right across Ireland […]

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